Simon-Kucher adds sixteen new partners across the globe

06 December 2016 Consultancy.uk

Consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners has appointed sixteen new partners, effective January 1, 2017. With the leadership addition, the firm’s partner team grows to nearly 100 globally.

Founded in 1985, in Germany, Simon-Kucher & Partners (SKP) is a global consulting firm that specialises in strategy and sales and marketing consultancy. In recent years the firm has seen strong growth – in 2015 the advisory firm broke through the mark of €200 million in revenues and this year Simon-Kucher is well on its way to book its tenth record breaking year in a row.

On the back of its recent performance, Simon-Kucher & Partners has per the 1st of January 2017 added sixteen new partners to the its leadership team. The move reflects, according to co-CEO Georg Tacke, the growing demand for the firm’s services and the achievements and track records of the newly elected partners.

Germany

  • Lisa Jaeger (36), Frankfurt, has more than 10 years of industry experience in advising media clients on a global scale – from Latin America to Southeast Asia.
  • Gabor Kiss (37), Munich, has over 10 years of experience in the life sciences industry and focuses on early market access planning and price negotiations.
  • Christian Rebholz (36), Munich, drives consumer healthcare and medtech activities from short-term pricing topics to long-lasting transformation programmes.
  • Fabian Schulz (34), Frankfurt, primarily conducts projects for software providers, payment processors, online platforms, and IT service companies.
  • Kajetan Zwirglmaier (35), Munich, is an expert for the telco, energy and utility sector, focusing on increasing pricing capabilities and innovative offer/price models.

Simon-Kucher adds sixteen new partners across the globe

Elsewhere in Europe

  • Men-Andri Benz (44), Zurich, is an expert in pricing, sales and innovation excellence topics for the financial industry in German speaking countries.
  • Ursina Mueller (34), Zurich, heads the Swiss technology practice and advises market leaders in the B2B sector on how to achieve profitable revenue growth.
  • Silvio Struebi (35), Zurich, heads the banking operations in APAC, with a special focus on international private banking and B2B banking in Hong Kong and China.
  • Peter Colman (43), London, leads the consultancy’s technology and industrials practice for the UK/Ireland, specialising in commercial excellence topics.
  • Matthias Liefner (43), Copenhagen, leads the life sciences practice in the Nordics, advising pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
  • Othmar Schwarz (31), Vienna, focuses on the B2B industrial and technology sector, specialising in topline optimisation programmes, growth and sales strategies. 

United States

  • Philip Daus (37), Atlanta, has more than 12 years of consulting experience in pricing and sales strategy related topics, focusing on B2B industries.
  • Charles Gammal (30), Boston, supports healthcare companies across diverse sub-sectors, including medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare IT.
  • Deepak Sharma (41), San Francisco, has 17 years of consulting and industry experience, specialising in strategic pricing and marketing for technology companies. 

Middle East and Asia

  • Mert Terzioglu (32), Istanbul, heads Simon-Kucher’s business in Turkey. He has over 10 years of international consulting experience in the B2B and B2C sector.
  • Jan Weiser (39), Singapore, leads Simon-Kucher’s life sciences practice in Southeast Asia, China and Australia/New Zealand. Furthermore, he advises leading insurance and private equity firms on strategy, pricing and sales topics.

“Companies have never before been under so much pressure to rethink their business models. With our strengthened team of partners, we will even better guide our clients towards profitable growth in their markets”, says Tacke. 

Simon-Kucher & Partners now has 97 partners, overseeing 930 professionals out of 33 offices worldwide.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.